posted by catherine / September 07, 2006 /
brief interruption of my hiatus to note a few things:
there are about two billion concerts i want to go to this fall at the 9:30 club and the black cat. it will be teh awesome.
the new facebook features really are as terrifyingly creepy as everyone is saying. but, as techcrunch notes, they're easily shut off. (UPDATE: i think maybe i'm wrong that they're easily shut off. it doesn't seem like there is one option to opt out of the newsfeed forever; you have to X out each indivdual item. facebook certainly should include an option to easily opt out. yup. hi, my name is catherine, i'm 26, and i use facebook.)
(UPDATE II: facebook wrote an extremely apologetic blog post and they will now let you opt out of any or all of the news feeds. as teofilo notes, though, there still seems to be no way to opt out of receiving the feed, unless i'm mistaken.)
i was recently informed that within 15 miles of each other, and a relatively short trip from atlanta, there exist both the cabbage patch kids factory (babyland general hospital), where cabbage patch kids are birthed, and helen, georgia, a bavarian-hamlet where all the people wear lederhosen and sell you chocolate and cuckoo clocks and have a big oktoberfest festival. georgia, in the grand tradition of every place i've ever lived, only seems to get more awesome the closer i get to leaving it.